Malawi, Africa

africa mapMalawi is a small country in the southeast of Africa and is often referred to as the "Warm Heart of Africa". It is bordered by Tanzania, Mozambique and Zambia. The population is 13,931,831 (2007 est.) and approximately 866,271 people live in Malawi’s capital city Lilongue.

Malawi has a democratic, multi-party government and is currently under the leadership of President Bingu wa Mutharika. The Malawian government has to deal with a rapidly growing HIV / AIDS problem. The country is among the world’s least developed and most densely populated countries. About 85% of the population lives in rural areas.

Primary education is not mandatory in Malawi, however the Constitution (which was put into place in 1995) requires that all people are entitled to at least five years of school. However, many times the children live too far away from the public schools, which are often overcrowded and they cannot afford going to private school, where they could get a much better education.

Children of Malawi is looking for sponsors who provide the finances so the children in Malawi can go to private school to get the education they need in order to go to college, learn a profession and be able to take care of themselves and their families.
(List of secondary schools in Malawi)

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Did you know?

malawi africa flag The Malawian flag is made up of three equal horizontal stripes of black, red and green with a red rising sun superimposed in the center of the black stripe.
The black stripe represents the African people, the red represents the blood of martyrs for African freedom, and green represents Malawi's ever-green nature and the rising sun represents the dawn of freedom and hope for Africa.
(Source: http://www.fotw.us/Flags/mw.html)

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